We are pleased to share this Elsa Sroka feature from Public Art Services on her 2019 public installation work, “Double Dip.” Public Art Services is an art installation group that provides artist with support in management and planning for public and private art pieces.
For Grand Peaks new development project, Spur at Iliff Station in Aurora, Colorado we worked with Denver based artist Elsa Sroka to enlarge her original painting into a 30’ x 12’ ceramic tile mural. Since this work can be viewed by passing traffic on E Iliff Ave, light rail commuter traffic, pedestrian traffic, as well as residents of Spur at Iliff Station, it was important to have a composition that tells a story and lends a bit of humor to the everyday.
Sroka’s recent works focus on cows as her subject matter, placing them in unconventional settings; a conscious departure from the traditional context in which cows are depicted in much of western art. Sroka finds the most important element to be the cow’s expression giving her subject a personality to inspire an emotional connection with both the painter and the viewer. Sroka believes the ordinary subject becomes significantly more intriguing when misplaced, inviting the viewer to pay attention through the element of surprise.
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